Accession Number : AD0746057

Title :   High Temperature and Performance in a Flight Task Simulator,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Iampietro,P. F. ; Melton,C. E. , Jr. ; Higgins,E. A. ; Vaughan,J. A. ; Hoffmann,S. M.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The effects of high cockpit temperature on physiological responses and performance were determined on pilots in a general aviation simulator. The pilots (all instrument rated) 'flew' an instrument flight while exposed to each of three cockpit temperatures: 25.0C (77F), 43.3C (110F), 60.0C (140F). Each flight lasted about 50 minutes. Performance was scored as the deviations in heading from the pre-determined flight path. Deviations were scored for seven segments of the flight. Physiological parameters recorded were: heart rate, deep body temperature, skin temperature and urine output and sweat loss. Results are discussed in terms of the complexity of the flight segment being 'flown.' (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), (*AVIATION MEDICINE, *TEMPERATURE), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PHYSIOLOGY, BODY TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE